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Hacksaw Ridge (Movie)

HacksawRidgeMain Cast: Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughn, Luke Bracey, Sam Worthington, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths

Review: 9 out of 10 stars.

There was not a single wasted minute. Story was tightly linked with impressive editing, making it (more…)

Florence Foster Jenkins (Movie)

FlorenceFosterJenkinsMain Cast: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg

Review: 8 out of 10 stars.

A dark comedy. Surrounded a socialite’s (more…)

Queen of the Desert (Movie)

QueenOfTheDesertMain Cast: Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Robert Pattinson, Damien Lewis

Review: 6.1 out of 10 stars.

It is an epic drama with all the impressive cinematography and well matched, at times grey toned grim and at times uplifting orchestra. Unfortunately, (more…)

Bridge of Spies (Movie)

BridgeOfSpiesMain Cast: Mark Rylance, Tom Hanks

Review: 8.5 out of 10 stars.

Using some historical references and inspired by some true events, it is about an exchange of (more…)

American Sniper (Movie)

AmericanSniperMain Cast: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller

Review: 6.8 out of 10 stars.

Decent acting by Cooper and he’s finally put of his over dramatic facial expression role.

The story is based on the life and book of Chris Kyle being a sniper as a NAVY seal, him being the eagle eye sniper and witnessed the deaths in his own hands, causing him to (more…)

Get On Up(Movie)

GetOnUpMain Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis

Review: 7.5 out of 10 stars.

Bio pic of James Brown in a rosy way. There were no hard feelings and was highly (more…)

The Wind Rises (Movie)

TheWindRisesMain Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Krasinki, Emily Blunt, Martin Short, Stanley Tucci, Werner Herzog, Jennifer Grey, Wiliam H. Macy

Review: 8.5 out of 10 stars.

Review is for the English dubbed version.

The Wind Rises is a refreshing anime without Hollywood chaotic CGI or flashy 3D. You can’t even tell the dubbed voices were from some well known actors/actresses. It’s most (more…)

The Wolf of Wall Street (Movie)

TheWolfOfWallStreetMain Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Jon Favreau, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Jon Bernthal, Spike Jonze, Rob Reiner

Review: 7.6 out of 10 stars.

If you like The Great Gatsby, you will like this as Dicaprio is again portraying in a movie based on a glamorous character and his fall. And it focuses and glorifies the happy and shiny side for the most part.

DiCaprio again is the poster boy of the movie, and the Hollywood boy for many extravagant scenes.

Note that while the movie and the 2 (more…)

Dallas Buyers Club(Movie)

DallasBuyersClubMain Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner

Review: 7.5 out of 10 stars.

Dallas Buyers Club was a decent movie. Unrecognizable McConaughey with his weight loss was catchy. But he has done a good job. Jared Leto, as Rayon, actually stole the spotlight, with his incredible emotional scenes and struggles battling not just the disease and addiction, but also his family’s rejection of him as a person, as a family member even to the ultimate sense of pleading for help from his father, to how the society rejected him as a human being. And how he finally broke down and lost.

On the other hand, Woodroof was determined to take his (more…)

Lee Daniels’ The Butler (Movie)

LeeDanielsTheButlerMain Cast: Forester Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Lenny Kravitz, Cuba Gooding Jr, Robin Williams, John Cusack, Liev Schreiber, Jane Fonda, Terence Howard, Mariah Carey

Review: 8.5 out of 10 stars.

This movie has an impressive cast, even with those who don’t usually act. And most likely because it’s based on some true events (see further for fact checking link) and not just an article, acting was much more touching and real.

The film is inspired by an article about Eugene Allen (Cecil Gaines in the movie) as a poor man who found his way to work and ultimately became one of the most prestigious butlers at the White House. (http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2008-11-07/politics/36906532_1_white-house-black-man-history) The story was then expanded with research, added dramatization, and romanticized former presidents who would appear to have (more…)

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